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Unilever awards scholarships to children of Saubhagya entrepreneurs

Unilever Sri Lanka awarded scholarships worth three million rupees to the children of Sunlight Saubhagya entrepreneurs at a ceremony held at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo. Held for the 5th consecutive year, the scholarship scheme is in line with the Unilever’s commitment to improving the lives of people in the communities in which we operate.

The scholarships were awarded to over 100 children who excelled at the grade 5 national scholarship examination, O/Level examination, A/Level examination, university examinations as well as those who excelled in extra-curricular activities at national and international level. In addition to the above, scholarships were awarded in a special category, to students who have excelled in studies but are undergoing financial hardships.

The recipients of these scholarships came from all parts of the island including the north and the east where the Unilever Gamata Saubghagya initiative was launched just over a year ago.

“As a corporate citizen, Unilever Sri Lanka is proud to be involved in this scholarship initiative to empower those deserving students who have proved their might in the educational and extra-curricular fields” said Saubhagya Channel Manager, Kumudu De Silva.

Gamata Saubhagya is project that is conducted by the Unilever sales channel ‘Saubhagya’ which is primarily run by rural women entrepreneurs.The function of Saubhagya is twofold. Firstly, it is to bring prosperity to the community and secondly it is to increase the quality of life of the rural women. Gamata Saubhagya has completed 35 projects thus far including the building and reconstruction of bathing wells, school halls, canteens and many more facilities through out the country.

About Unilever Sri Lanka

Unilever Sri Lanka is one of the biggest FMCG companies in Sri Lanka which has a diverse portfolio in the categories of homecare, oral hygiene, personal care and food solutions.Unilever Sri Lanka produces 95% of its products locallywith a 75 year long manufacturing presence withSunlight, Lux and Pears Rose. Today we have a portfolio of 27 brands that are market leaders in the respective categories. Furthermopre, Unilever Sri Lanka was ranked as the fourth most respected entity in Sri Lanka by LMD in 2011.

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